By Senator Moore


         WHEREAS, The spread of legalized gambling in this state has occurred as a result of the federal Indian gaming and regulatory act of 1988; and

         WHEREAS, Nontribal interests in the gambling industry are seeking expansion of their activities; and

         WHEREAS, Expansion of commercial and tribal gambling seriously impacts the revenues generated by nonprofit and charitable organizations in the operation of bingo, pull tabs, and "casino night" activities; and

         WHEREAS, The citizens of this state clearly support the operation of gambling activities by nonprofit and charitable organizations; and

         WHEREAS, The 1993 legislature is considering the passage of House Concurrent Resolution No. 4403 requiring a review of the state's overall policy on gambling, including the potential expansion of legalized forms of gambling; and

         WHEREAS, The leadership of the 1993 legislature placed a moratorium on the passage of any legislation that had the appearance of expanding legalized forms of gambling, including Senate Bill No. 5658 that would allow for-profit gaming management companies to operate casinos for nonprofit and charitable organizations;

         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington state gambling commission conduct a study of the laws and rules necessary to implement Senate Bill No. 5658 and the timeline for implementing the provisions of Senate Bill No. 5658 should it become law; and

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the gambling commission provide a report on the findings of this study to the senate labor and commerce committee no later than January 1, 1994; and

         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Washington state gambling commission.